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May 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
activist later said he wanted to go to the united states with his family, forcing the two governments to resume negotiations over his fate. chen earlier asked for a meeting with u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. testifying by telephone before a u.s. congressional commission, he said he no longer feels safe in china and wants to leave for the united states. >> the activist said he wants to meet clinton, who is visiting beijing, to seek further support and to thank her face to face. >> your case is the test, the test of the chinese commitment to protect you, which they've given. we're very dubious about those assurances. >> the commission chairman said the u.s. congress will take up the issue adding that the american commitment to the human rights is being put to the test. >>> south korea is reporting more disruptions to its satellite-based global positioning system are affecting air travel and shipping. a south korean official tells nhk that disruptions apparently originate from north korea. south korean maritime police say more than 120 vessels including patrol boats in the yel
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May 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
representative for the korean peninsula. the six-party talks will take place. >> both china and the united states really have the same fundamental interests when it comes to the peninsula and in north korea, which is peace, stability and the pursuit of denuclearization. >> davies will head to tokyo later in the day with talks with japanese officials. >>> a japanese research institute said satellite images show that north korea is building a new launchpad in the country's northeast. researchers at johns hopkins university announced the results of their analysis of the photos of the site taken on april 29th. the researchers say the work to upgrade the site began last summer. they say the images show the concrete foundations of a launchpad and buildings designed to enclose the fuel. they also say a large structure apparently intended for assembling rockets has been completed in a former residential area near the site. the institute said the upgrade is aimed at launching test launch also. it predicts the new facilities could be operational in four years. >>> south korean defense authorities want to b
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May 2, 2012 7:30am EDT
combat troops go home. >> today i signed a historic agreement between the united states and afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries. a future in which afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, and we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states. >> obama and afghan president karzai signed a strategic partnership agreement. it cements of u.s. commitment to afghanistan after american combat troops leave in 2014. it will be effective until 2024. the deal allows u.s. forces to train afghan soldiers and engage in sweep operations against al qaeda. >> our goal is to destroy al qaeda, and we are on a path to do exactly that. >> this was obama's first visit to afghanistan since december 2010, and a third since he took office. it coincided with the one-year anniversary of the death of al qaeda leader osama bin laden. >>> the u.n. security council is considering black listing about 40 more north korean companies. the new sanctions would be in response to pyongyang's failed launch of what it called a sat lie-carrying rocket. the council
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May 25, 2012 7:00pm PDT
between pakistan and the united states. the foreign minister spoke about the sore spot in an exclusive interview with nhk. she says she supports a court decision to imprison a pakistani doctor who helped american intelligence authorities track down al qaeda leader osama bin laden. >> you have to respect the law of every country. and you have to respect our other's laws and respect our expectations of each other and our realistic expectations and i think the realistic expectations of any one country to go against the laws is not a realistic or healthy expectation. >> pakistani courts sentenced shakil afridi wednesday to 33 years in prison for treason. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton denounced the ruling as unjust. she says the obama administration will continue to pursue the issue with pakistani authorities. u.s./pakistan relations worsened after american special forces raided a compound near islamabad last may and killed bin laden. they took another hit after u.s. helicopters killed 24 pakistani soldiers last november. pakistan's government retaliated by closing supply routes f
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May 3, 2012 7:00pm PDT
kobayashi. the united states is renegotiating with c china over the fate of the chinese human rights activist chen quangcheng, who was transferred to a beijing hospital from the u.s. embassy there wednesday. the u.s. government announced chen would be moved to a safe location within the country reflecting his choice. the move was based on an agreement with china. on thursday, chen revealed his concerns to nhk in a telephone interview. >> he also said chinese authoritiy ies have set up seve new surveillance cameras at his home where his mother still lives. chen says the reassurances he got before leaving the embassy have not been kept and his rights are being violated. u.s. state department spokesperson victoria nuland said chen had a change of mind after half a day in the hospital. she added the u.s. government is rethinking its agreement with china and negotiating the possibility of chen and his family abroad. chinese government is trying to avoid a lengthy dispute that could accelerate demands for democracy. >>> the united states and china ended their first day of strategic and eco
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May 22, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, and the united states. many of the top ten nations are in northern europe. might be time for a trip to northern yoirp. that does it for this business hour. i'll leave you with the market figures. >>> representatives from iran and six other countries will resume talks on iran's nuclear program in baghdad. the european union's foreign policy chief will be representing world powers during the talks. she and other officials are expected to tell iranian nuclear negotiator that iran should stop producing 20% enriched uranium. some countries fear that iran wants to use this uranium to accelerate the process of developing nuclear weapons. western negotiate eshs are also likely to urge iran to close some underground nuclear related facilities. in return iranian officials are to ask their counterparts to lift the sanctions. the talks were in istanbul in april after 15 months of delocks. both sides said the first round was forward looking. meanwhile, the international atomic energy agency and iran have agreed on ways to verify the country's suspected nuclear arms development. iaea dir
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May 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
between the united states and afghanistan that defines a new kind of relationship between our countries. a future in which afghans are responsible for the security of their nation, and we build an equal partnership between two sovereign states. >> ahead of the speech, he and afghan president hamid karzai signed a strategic partnership agreement. the deal cements u.s. commitment to afghanistan after 2014. that's when american combat troops are scheduled to leave the country. the agreement allows u.s. forces to train afghan soldiers and engage in sweep operations against al qaeda. >> others will ask, why don't we leave immediately? that answer is also clear -- we must give afghanistan the opportunity to stabilize. otherwise our gains could be lost. al qaeda could establish itself once more. as commander in chief, i refuse to let that happen. >> this is obama's first visit to afghanistan since december, 2010, and third sce he took office. he's currently campaigning for re-election in november. >>> aung san suu kyi and her colleagues are getting ready to take their seats in myanmar's parlia
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May 16, 2012 7:00pm PDT
the negotiations. chief participants in the united states and the eight other nations wrapped up the trans pacific partnership on wednesday in texas. >> we have made better than expected progress here this week. we plan to move full steam ahead and hope to take another major step toward conclusion of the agreement at this round in july. >> the chief u.s. negotiator said the countries reported their individual consultations with japan, canada and mexico about their participation in tpp talks. they all agreed to continue the consultations. the discussions on tariffs are stalled. it remains unclear if the negotiations will be concluded by the end of the year as the u.s. hopes. >>> more business for you next hour. i'll leave you with the latest market figures. >>> japan and china have agreed to work together on maritime issues in a bid to avoid further conflicts in the east china sea. it follows disputes including a 2010 collision between a chinese trawler and the japanese coast guard. it came among talks in eastern china on wednesday. around 50 officials from both side took part. both sides claimed s
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Apr 30, 2012 7:00pm PDT
provokeations by north korean authorities. the leaders of japan and the united states are trying to show solidarity with common challenges and common threats. they met in washington and emphasized the importance of the decades old alliance on maintaining security. they titled it a shared vision for the future. the documents said the japan-u.s. alliance said the foundation of peace and stability in the region. >> translator: the asia pacific region is at the center of the world development. they had factors such as fears over north korea. they had a maritime dispute. we will realize the realignment of forces to strengthen the security of the region. >> he was referring to china and taiwan. their governments are allocating more money to military spending. they are involved in territorial disputes with japan. obama calls the region strategically important and stresses a military presence there will be geographically distributed and operationally resilient. >> the u.s.-japan alliance will maintain the foundation of the security and prosperity of the two nations and a cornerstone of peace a
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May 17, 2012 7:00pm PDT
: however, japan's competitors have stronger records. the united states atlas rockets have both more than 300 launches. europe's ariane rocket has more than 200. [ speaking japanese ] >> reporter: it is also more expensive right now to launch a satellite in japan. special engineers are currently working on plans to develop new rockets. in the meantime, they'll keep encouraging countries to launch rockets in japan. it's a business opportunity and also a chance to strengthen the domestic space industry. daisuke kogure, nhk world, at the tanegashima space center, japan. >>> wall street investors pushed stock markets down for yet another day. ai uchida joins us now from the business desk so ai, what's behind the fall there? >> we saw a few factors pushing the dow jones down, but the main ones were weak manufacturing data as well as renewed concerns over europe. the dow jones fell to a four-month low, levels not seen since mid-january. it closed the day at 12,442, down 1.25%. so to see how stocks are trading here in tokyo, let's go to ramin mellegard, who is at the tokyo stock exchange. ramin,
WHUT
May 15, 2012 7:30am EDT
in okinawa, tokyo and the united states to try and understand why his islands had to make such a great sacrifice. during his tenure as governor, the oak gnaw wan people's anti-u.s. sentiment exploded after the rape of a teenage girl by three u.s. marine soldiers. in 1996, after a series of negotiations with the pentagon and tokyo, he won a concession. the u.s. agreed to withdraw from bases from okinawa, including the notorious futenma marine air station. however, after the governor retired from the politics, the base issue became deadlocked over where to relocate it. >> people questioned so strongly that okinawa military bases should be cut down and -- but this was not done. so now there is great disappointment and anger toward the central government. local people feel that they are betrayed by the current central government after 40 years. >> anything have changed about the issue at the bases? >> nothing has changed at all. even worse. >> reporter: ohta survived the battle of okinawa as a child soldier. he says the sacrifice of one-third of the islanders made him determined to elimina
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May 17, 2012 7:30am EDT
. >>> with tensions rising over north korea's activities, the united states and south korea are working together to keep their militaries ready. air force personnel from the two countries are staging their largest ever joint drill on the korean peninsula. about 50 fighter jet bess longing to both countries are taking part in exercises nicknamed max thunder. the drills began on may the 7th and continue through friday. the allies' air forces holds regular drills twice a year to prepare for the possible aift confrontation with north korea or attacks on the south's military bases. during one exercise, f-15 and f-16 jet fighters took off from south korea's air base. the pilots performed role play exercises taking the parts of ally or enemy. guided bombs were displayed at the air base. the weapons can be loaded on fighter jets to attack enemy aircraft or ships. >> and when we train together, we know that there's no force that can beat us. >> translator: any power that threatens peace on the korean peninsula will be thoroughly defeated. >>> the japanese economy posted an increase for a third straight q
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May 10, 2012 7:00pm PDT
to preventing disaster. >>> the united states has expressed concern to china over reports that relatives of human rights activist cheng juan chen have been detained. >> we have had contact with chinese authorities about these concerning reports. beyond that, we are awaiting further information on some of these issues. >> chen is receivingreatment in a beijing hospital. the blind activist says he wants to go to the u.s. the chinese government says he can leave the country for study purposes. new york university has invited chen to be a visiting scholar and urged the government to let him leave for the u.s. the united states plans to ask china to expedite chen's departure. >>> myanmar and europe are working to deepen ties. the lower house speaker has visited eu headquarters for the first time since it suspended all sanctions against the country. a group of law makers recently met with eu president and foreign policy chief in brussels. it came last month ashton visited myanmar for the opening of the eu office which aims to promote trade and investment. >>> authorities in south korea are aga
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May 7, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >>> the air forces of south korea and the united states have begun their largest ever joint drill. security analysts say they're trying to put pressure on north korea. the annual drill called max thunder began on monday west of the korean peninsula and will run through may 18th. south korea and the united states hold drills twice a year to prepare for possible air battles with north korea or attacks on military bases. a south korea defense ministry spokesperson says the exercise involves more than 60 aircraft including fighter jets. surveillance planes are also involved. south korea says it deployed cruise missiles that can strike any part of the north after north korea's failed attempt to launch a long-range missile last month. the north claims it was a rocket carrying a satellite. >>> north korea's second highest ranking official is scheduled to visit its close ally indonesia next week. na they're likely it to seek backing for their country as the north is further isolated internationally after the launch of what it called a rocket. the indonesian president's office said the president of
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May 11, 2012 7:00pm PDT
korean agents are in the united states looking for help. they've asked a key member of congress for further cooperation in resolving the issue. members of the association of families of victims kidnapped by north korea met ileana ros-lehtinen in washington, the chairperson of the foreign affairs committee of the house of representatives. the group says it told the republican lawmaker about an american man who was allegedly kidnapped by north korea. the man went missing in china's yunnan province in 2004. ros-lehtinen reportedly expressed strong interest in the case and said she will discuss the matter in congress and with the state department. she also said she wants to tackle the abductions of japanese nationals and suggested that imposing more sanctions on north korea may bemportant in resolving the issue. >> translator: i want americans to see that the abduction issue matters to them as much as it does to people in japan, and that the two countries should jointly work to resolve the problem. >>> voters in the u.s. are divided over one of life's certainties, taxes. the parties
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May 18, 2012 7:30am EDT
increased trade and investment with the united states, including companies owned or operated by the military. >> clinton said u.s. officials will continue to urge leaders in myanmar to release more political prisoners and to engage in peace negotiations with ethnic minorities. >>> u.s. sanctions in iran, meantime, are having their intended effect. japan's largest bank has suspended transactions with the government and central bank. other firms warn their businesses operations might come to a standstill, too. a court in new york ordered the bank earlier this month to freeze up to $2.6 billion held by tehran and disclose the details of those accounts. the bank of tokyo mitsubishi ufj said on thursday that it would freeze all transactions. the order stems from a u.s. court decision that iran must compensate victims of the 1983 bombing of a marine corps barracks in lebanon. the court ruled the iranian government was involved in the attack. >>> the bank's suspension could have serious consequences for japanese firms in iran. japan imports crude oil and exports machinery and steel to the country.
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May 23, 2012 7:30am EDT
concern about recent events. >> both china and the united states really have the same fundamental interests when it comes to the peninsula and in north korea which is peace, stability and the pursuit of denuclearization. >> davies will head to tokyo later in the day for talks with japanese officis. and u.n. spokesperson martin nesirky gave a cautious response to north korea's claim that it is not planning a nuclear test. >> there are varying descriptions of the latest statements from the dprk, so i think we would need to wait a little bit to clarify things. >> he said the u.n. secretary-general has urged north korea to avoid any acts that will heighten tension in the region. >>> u.s. researchers say north korean workers are building a new launch pad at an old site. they say the facility could support rockets bigger than the ones scientists tested last month. researchers at johns hopkins university analyzed satellite photos of the site in the northeastern part of the country. the photos were taken late last month. the researchers say the work to upgrade the site began last summer.
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May 31, 2012 7:30am EDT
growing. >>> businesses in the united states are racing to stake their claim in space. the company spacex is lding the pack. its engineers sent the first private cargo craft to the station. the dragon docked last friday to deliver food and other supplies. >> this really is, i think, going to be recognized as a significantly historical step forward in space travels. >> the dragon's docking is a major boost for u.s. government leaders. their current policy relies on the private sector to develop spacecraft following the end of nasa's shuttle program. >>> let's tak a look now at how the folks at spacex got to this point and how the companies are positioning themselves in this space race. nhk world's kensuke obara has the story. >> reporter: the dragon spacecraft was developed by a venture firm spacex. the company entered the space business just ten years ago. now it has a contract with the u.s. space agency nasa to deliver cargo to the iss. spacex first hit the headlines in 2010 when it became the first private company to successfully launch a spacecraft into orbit and then return it safely
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May 29, 2012 7:00pm PDT
are to blame, too. they say an iranian military unit helped carry out the massacre. state department spokesperson victoria neuland says an officer of the islamic military guard admitted the elite force supports the military. >> the qods force saying publicly that they were proud of the role that they had played in training and assist in the syrian forces. >> a se >> france, britain, germany, canada, australia and other nations have ordered syrian ambassadors and other diplomats to leave. >>> the french president said western nations took the actions together to put more pressure or not syrian government. >>> defense ministers from china and the pill phoenix have both shown a positive stance toward easing tensions over a disputed show in the south china sea. guanglie met with u.n. counterparts in cambodia. they described the talks as constructive. ahead of the meeting, they met unofficially on monday and agreed to avoid provocative actions and work toward easing tensions. they continued their maritime standoff over territorial claims to the show. armed guards have been positioned in d
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May 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and the united states have no diplomat tieic ties with north korea. concerns about the country's human rights are growing. the european parliament adopted a resolution in 2010 to urge north korea to improve its human rights situation. >>> yong eung egyptians have protested against a veteran of the country's old regime. protesters are calling for nationwide demonstrations as several hundred people gathered at thatahrir square. >> translator: it wouldn't be right if he becomes the president. i strongly oppose him. >> on monday protesters set fire to the campaign office in cairo after the election commission announced that he would head into the run-off. muslim brotherhood candidate finished on top in the first round. >>> myanmar'spposition leader aun sang sue chi areferred in bangkok on tuesday. her first trip outside myanmar in 24 years. she will give a speech in the thai capital. she will stay in thailand until the end of this week. she'll meet representatives of other countries at the international conference to explain myanmar's ongoing process of democratization. sh
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May 30, 2012 7:30am EDT
is the southeast of the united states. and it's because of beryl. the tropical storm that made landfall on monday morning, now a tropical depression. moving through georgia into south carolina. making way for the water. now once it moves over the atlantic again, it's likely to get invigorated, become a tropical storm once again. keeping a close eye on what happens as we head into wednesday afternoon. at the moment, 45 kilometer an hour winds. we're not deal with storm force winds but it's going to be gusty around the system. the main threat is the rain. it has been so heavy over the last several days. the coast is still in for another soaking down here as we head into the next 48 hours. and overall totals could reach up to about 400 millimeters. so that's certainly enough to cause problems with flooding. now also that system is helping to pull lots of moisture from the south into this front line which is extending down in towards texas. all along that front, thunderstorms and heavy rain. down here to the south, texas into nebraska is where we'll find the worst of the storms. that system is going
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May 18, 2012 7:00pm PDT
to afghanistan, after the united states. and that wraps up our bulletin. i'm cholaphansa narula in bangkok. in aer central vietnam and avg ze injured. overnight bus av ionof the state run nh misy the 19s.i. th j'sifmaha ao ts rso vi t wk s magi takthr y to aansis. eangdegas wte nio a exrttoor k d plenthy thanmimaa. faice ars ait hecomys ny' boom leor the fire e vement released its monthly report friday. nsptn is ring at a moderate pace. at largely because of robust auto sales driven by fofu eicnt vehicles. they also say exports are owg gnof pkip along with employment. but the analysts are warningpa n european debt crisis and with all of japan'sucarreactors off line as we mentioned aut the possibility of power shortages this summer. sreal i japan rose for the second due in part to strong sales of clothing. thjan partment stores association says sales a stores across the country totaled nearly $6 billion last moh. that's up 1.3% from a year earlier. association officials say warmer weather pushed up sales of spring clothes, shirts and other light casual wrete rnnt cl z mmer fashion campaig
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May 21, 2012 7:00pm PDT
. >>> senior diplomats from japan, south korea and the united states met in seoul to talk about how to deal with a common threat. they agreed to take concerted action against north korea if the reclusive nation tests another nuclear weapon. it's the first time the group met since north korean authorities failed to launch what they called a satellite-carrying rocket. >> if the dplk goes for further escalation, we are to take unified and coordinated actions and responses. >> we're united in our resolve to respond, not just the three allies but russia and china as well. >> u.s. delegate glyn davies again pushed china to play a greater role in preventing north korean officials from carrying out provocative acts. the u.n. security council adopted a statement condemning last month's launch. that sparked concerns the north leaders could respond with the new nuclear tests. >>> concerns about regional security are encouraging old foes to forge new alliances. south korean defense officials are working to find ways to cooperate with their chinese counterparts. the nations fought in the 1950s during th
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May 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
others for the five u.n. security council permanent members, the united states russia, china, britain and france plus germany began talks in baghdad on wednesday. iran's nuclear negotiator and eu foreign policy chief are also taking part. the six countries offered to ease sanctions and urged iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activities that can be used to develop nuclear weapons. but iran rejected the offer which it described as unfair. it countered with a five point proposal and says it has the right to peaceful use of nuclear power. separate talks lasted into the night but failed to produce any break through. the negotiators are hoping they can find common ground in their second day of talks. >>> voters in egypt have begun casting their ballots in the country's first presidential the election since hosni mubarak was forced to step down last year after 30 years in power. tomoko yamaguchi reports. >> reporter: two day vote pits islamists against supporters of the hosni mubarak regime. >> translator: i'm feeling a sense of freedom to be able to choose the best
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May 1, 2012 7:30am EDT
a statement calling for large scale joint military exercises. the leaders of japan and the united states have vowed to continue working together to deal with north korea, its military development and nuclear ambitions. the prime minister and obama met at the white house on monday. noda and obama spoke about the issue of north korea's expected nuclear test. they agreed to warn authorities in their reclusive nation against further provocative acts. >> the mother you engage in provocative acts, the more isolated you will become and diplomat ittically and internationals. >> we will act according to the u.n. security council's statement. we will talk to china and russia and the international community as a whole will convey a strong message to north korea. >> obama and noda agreed to seek help from china. they have a long-standing alliance with north korea. >>> south korea's president bak has fired a warning at north korea. he spoke of unmistakable counter measures if north korea carries out the recent threats. north korean officials vow to launch special actions against nir neighbor. any say the
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May 16, 2012 7:30am EDT
before iran meets with the united states and five other nations to discuss its nuclear program. the sources say iranian leaders believe that a deal with the iaea would give them an upper hand in negotiations to ease economic sanctions. >>> china's navy is extending its reach in the pacific ocean. japanese officials say chinese boats have just returned from a deep water exercise. they say the drills are aimed at improving china's capability for long-term operations. defense ministry officials say crews on patrol aircraft spotted two friggets and one intelligence gathering ship. the flotilla passed through international waters and two islands in okinawa prefecture. they then headed to the east china sea. the drill took place 700 kilometers east of japan. the area is closed to the u.s. territory of the northern mariana islands. the chinese navy has been conducting exercises in the pacific for several years but ministry officials say the vessels have never gone this far before. >>> south korean officials say their country's gps is functioning normally again. they blame north korea
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May 25, 2012 7:30am EDT
for jailing shaki shakil afridi. >> the united states does not believe there is any basis for holding dr. afridi. we regret both the fact that he was convicted and the severity of his sentence. >> a court in pakistan sentenced afridi to 33 years in prison for treason. he was tried for running a fake vaccination program for the cia to collect dna samples from bin laden's family. u.s. commandos killed the al qaeda leader a year ago in a raid near islamabad. clinton said that was clearly in pakistan's interest as well as those of the u.s. and the rest of the world. >>> u.s. officials measured out criticism for chinese leaders, too. they say the chinese are increasingly restricting the activities of human rights activists. a report from the state department says individuals seen as political troublemakers continue to face restrictions on assembly and travel. the document says authorities have made greater efforts to silence political activists. these include placing more of their family members under house arrest. >> we have seen in the last several years a worsening situation in a number of
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May 11, 2012 7:30am EDT
for banks to prop up the economy. >>> a state-owned chinese bank will buy the u.s. unit of the bank of east asia. officials at the u.s. federal reserve gave the green light to the deal which will be the first to involve a chinese government-related institution. the industrial and commerce bank of china, together with other chinese firms, will buy out the bank of east asia usa. the american local operations have 13 branches in new york and california that mainly handle retail banking. its headquarters are in hong kong. the fed also authorized the bank of china to open a branch in chicago and the agriculture bank of china to set up a branch in new york. china has been asking the u.s. to let chinese banks expand in the country. >>> the trade ministers of japan, south korea and china are said to debate trade when they meet in beijing on saturday. the ministers will likely agree to speed up talks on an economic partnerships involving 16 asian nations. they also are expected to agree that the three nations should play a leading role in forging the regional partnership. a joint statement will set
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May 2, 2012 7:00pm PDT
.s. government's explanation. >>> now, china and the united states are set for high-level talks on thursday. all eyes will be on the impact of the latest diplomatic issue on dialogue of issues including the bilateral trade imbalance and north korea. u.s. officials have been looking to the two-day talks for a chance to push china on pressuring iran and north korea over their nuclear programs. assistant secretary of state curt had been in conference in an effort to strike a deal over chen. washington is insisting it will ensure chen's safety and it was his decision to leave the embassy. but chinese officials are signaling their unhappiness with the entire affair. a foreign ministry spokesperson released a statement on wednesday demanding the americans apologized for what he called totally unacceptable interference in chinese domestic affairs. >>> beijing and washington have found themselves entangled in an awkward dispute and there are no signsed on how or when it's going to end. >> reporter: civil rights akty shift chen guangcheng lost his sight as a child. he started campaigning for the disabled
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May 3, 2012 7:30am EDT
the u.s. government's explanation. >>> china and the united states have begun their bilateral talks but the dissident's fate is overshad thoeg meeting. they had planned to discuss a wide range of issues including bilateral trade imbalance and north korea. the talks known as the strategic and economic dialogue began in beijing on thursday. chinese president hu jintao said china and the united states must respect each other and manage their differences in order to develop the relationship. u.s. officials have been looking to the two-day talks as a chance to push china into pressuring iran and north korea over their nuclear programs. >> a china that protects the rights of all its citizens will be a stronger and more prosperous nation. and, of course, a stronger partner on behalf of our common goals. >> attention is now focused on how the two nations deal with the chen guangcheng issue. the u.n. security council has impotioned sanctions on three north korean state-owned companies in response to the missile launch last month. the council issued a presidential statement on april 16th cond
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